Mining is an activity which involves using the pickaxe on the stones, obstacles, and rock spots throughout the valley to collect resources and valuable gems.
Resources and gems are used to make refined materials, furniture, and other items through crafting. They can also be sold for Star Coins or gifted to villagers to raise Friendship.
Mining gems counts towards the rotating Dreamlight Duty "Mine 2 Minerals", and Mining comprises its own tab of Dreamlight Achievements. There are 6 Memories consisting of 10 Memory Pieces each that can only be found by mining.
How to Mine
Each biome has mining nodes which can be mined by interacting with them while the pickaxe is equipped. A mining node will usually drop resources with each swing of the pickaxe, up to five times, and the final swing of the pickaxe may drop a gem. Each swing of the pickaxe consumes 40 energy. There's a rare chance when mining that Onyx will drop, which is a rare resource used to craft pickaxe polish. Pickaxe polish guarantees receiving a gem from each swing.
When reaching level 2 Friendship with a villager, they can be assigned a role. Villagers who have been assigned the Mining Role will gain extra Friendship for every node mined. They also have a chance to drop the last item mined before the node is exhausted while they're following. Extra materials they produce will be dropped on the ground, and can be picked up by running over them.
Each level of friendship increases the rate which extra materials will drop. It's not only effective for leveling up Friendship with these characters, but extremely helpful for offering bonus materials when mining. Be sure to always bring a Companion along when mining!
|Stone||Some imagination can turn stone into art.||2||
|Coal Ore||Coal is a must to keep any oven running warm.||5||
|Iron Ore||A chunk of raw iron that becomes ingots.||10||
Forest of Valor
|Gold Nugget||To think all gold coins looked like this at some point.||20|
|Crystal||A pretty, rare crystal used for crafting.||30|
Gems are rare minerals what can be found by mining nodes with the pickaxe.
Each gem also has a 'shiny' variant which is larger and sells for more coins. Sometimes nodes will have gems appear on them, and sometimes they won't appear until mined.
|Amethyst||A purple gem that can be mined.||500|
|Shiny Amethyst||A rare purple gem that can be mined.||2,000|
|Aquamarine||A light blue mineral that can be mined.||250|
|Shiny Aquamarine||A rare light blue mineral that can be mined.||1,000|
|Citrine||An orange gem that can be mined.||380|
|Shiny Citrine||A rare orange gem that can be mined.||1,520|
|Diamond||A rare clear mineral that can be mined.||600|
|Shiny Diamond||A rare clear mineral that can be mined.||2,400|
|Emerald||A deep green gem that can be mined.||325|
|Shiny Emerald||A rare deep green gem that can be mined.||1,300|
|Garnet||A red mineral that can be mined.||160|
|Shiny Garnet||A rare red mineral that can be mined.||640|
|Onyx||This stone is as dark as night and as precious as it is hard to find. You wonder if it could be used to improve your Royal Pickaxe in some way.||300||
|Peridot||A light green mineral that can be mined.||200|
|Shiny Peridot||A rare light-green mineral that can be mined.||800|
|Ruby||A red mineral that can be mined.||350|
|Shiny Ruby||A rare red mineral that can be mined.||1,400|
|Sapphire||A blue mineral that can be mined.||350|
|Shiny Sapphire||A rare blue mineral that can be mined.||1,400|
|Topaz||An orange mineral that can be mined.||240|
|Shiny Topaz||A rare orange mineral that can be mined.||960|
|Tourmaline||A crystal that can be mined.||420|
|Shiny Tourmaline||A rare crystal that can be mined.||1,680|
|Vitalys Crystal||This crystal from the Vitalys Mines is infused with life. Throw it together with a few other magical Ingredients and you may be able to improve your Royal Tools.||12|
There are a few gems referenced in game which are currently unavailable.
|Blue Zircon||Ingredient in crafting recipes.||Unavailable in game.|
|Alexandrite||Ingredient in crafting recipes.||Unavailable in game.|